At least two Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest violence; however, no reports came out of Mosul where attacks occur on a daily basis. One U.S. Marine was killed in a non-combat incident.
In Baghdad, two dumped bodies were discovered on Thursday; the two are believed to be victims of a surge in anti-homosexual, honor killings. A bomb wounded seven in Za’afaraniya.
One civilian was wounded during a blast in Baquba.
Ten rocket-propelled grenades were seized in two separate locations in Amara. Eight suspects were arrested in a separate operation.
Across Diyala province, 23 al-Qaeda suspects were captured.
Eight suspected gunmen were arrested in Fallujah.
A rocket and an improvised explosive device were defused in separate parts of Hawija.